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Industry Watch

A quick run-down on the latest supplier news, mergers, expansions, and people.
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Industry watch

 
Clemson students check for pouch leaks on this integrity tester.
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Clemson links students to 'real-world' packaging

Co-ops with packaging companies, on-site materials research, and ongoing communication with faculty and business professionals help Clemson packaging students ‘hit the ground running.’
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Technical Innovation shines (sidebar)

Highest Achievements
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Companies

(Left to right) Baron Georges Jacobs, chairman of the executive committee of UCB Films PLC (Wigton, Cumbria, United Kingdom), William Lowther, dir.
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Label copy a charged issue for irradiated beef

Beef processors and food companies can be excused for thinking the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final approval of irradiation on raw red meat products is a bit undercooked.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Kenneth S. Marsh was named the first holder of the Cryovac Trustees Chair in Packaging Science at Clemson University.
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USDA/FDA wrap new demands around meat, poultry packaging

No longer will food companies accept self-certification from vendors. In fact, some new packaging has already been pulled from the market.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Grace Packaging (Boca Raton, FL) is restructuring from a regional management focus to a global organization, which includes moving its headquarters to its Cryovac facilities at P.O.
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Supplier news: International agreements

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) distributor Adpak Machinery Systems Ltd. (Nelson, Lancashire, England) has been appointed the U.K. agent for Ulma (Onati, Spain).
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Supplier news: Achievements

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) received the Supplier of the Year award from E. D. Smith & Sons, Ltd., Winona, Ontario, Canada.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Cryovac (Duncan, SC): Len Byrne, president; William Sturgis, executive vp; Fred Lempereur, executive vp; Al Weinberg, vp, global R&D.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Cryovac Div. of W.R. Grace & Co. (Duncan, SC) is investing $5 million to boost production of HS 3000 film at its Simpsonville, SC, plant.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Cryovac (Duncan, SC) will construct a $50-million plant at Seneca, SC, to produce breathable films and bags for fresh produce.
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Supplier news: International agreements

The Food Processing Ma- chinery & Supplies Assn. (Alexandria, VA) and Cryovac (Duncan, SC) participated in the inaugural board meeting of the U.S.-India Commercial Alliance hosted by U.S.
When the package emerges from the shrink tunnel, the clear glossy film is wrapped tightly around the box to provide a barrier to
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Microsoft says 'No!' to automation

World's largest software producer says "Yes" to more people involvement in packaging its leading software programs. The result is higher productivity and better looking packages.